Enslaved to Limitations

Today, as the Jewish Community struggles under the weight of financial, political, demographic and institutional constraints, there may be nothing more important than to take seriously the idea that we choose whether or not our institutions will become enslaved by our limitations.   Leaders are obligated to recognize that we have limitations without allowing our limitations to have us, enabling limitations to become straight jackets around the possibility of any turnaround.

Today, The Times of Israel published a post I wrote in preparation for Pesah on the responsibility of leaders to dream in a world of countless potential limitations.    You can read the post by clicking on this link.

Interfaith Families and Conservative Synagogues

Today, the words “Conservative Judaism” and “interfaith marriage” are seldom seen in-print without a story about some controversy.   As a result, not enough time is spent in reflective conversation about the most important current trend affecting synagogues.   This morning, eJewishPhilanthropy published an article I co-authored with my colleague Stacie Garnett-Cook of InterfaithFamily about where there are opportunities for growth and change.   You can read the article by clicking on this link.